"On behalf of Casa Rio Marina and everyone who enjoyed the Labor Day Fireworks Display in the Rhode River every year we would like to thank Harry the "Fuse", Charles the "Firecracker" and Sonny the "Collector" for 14 years of fantastic displays and time given to the community by these guys and their helpers. The show for 2012 was the final display for this geriatric group of men and I know there are a lot of people that don't realize that there will be no fireworks display on the Rhode River this year. Be sure and share this with all of your neighbors and friends. Any comments you would like to make I will make sure they get them. THANKS GUYS"
There were some efforts to organize and alternate fireworks event this year that did not come to fruition.
"Unfortunately, although there was a grass roots effort to resurrect the Fireworks, there will not be a Fireworks event this year. We are hoping that we can bring back the wonderful Fireworks event in the next year or two," Ellen Ponder, who lives on the river, wrote in an email.
Did you attend any of the Rhode River Fireworks displays in previous years? What will you do this year in its stead?